The Society of British Theatre Designers

Staging Places: We Are The Storytellers Now - open until March 13, 2020 at V&A London

Charlie Cridlan

  • Production: The Magic Flute
  • Venue: The Peacock Theatre, London
  • Year: 2007
  • Author: Mozart
  • Directed by: Matthew White
  • Lighting Design by: David Howe
  • Costume Design by: CHARLIE CRIDLAN
  • Set designed by: CHARLIE CRIDLAN
  • Photography by: Nick Gurney
"That night in Max's bedroom a forest grew" from "Where the Wild Things Are" by Maurice Sendak, - our starting point for the production which was set in 1880's inspired by the paintings of Edgas Degas and Walter Sickert. The action opens in the bedroom of a girl, on the brink of womanhood. Panelled screens slide apart breaking into the magical world of Sarastro and the Queen of the Night, taking Pamina and Tamino on a journey of discovery . In this picture, the Three Ladies present Tamino with the magic flute, flown in, inside a magical gilded cage.